by | May 17, 2017 | 16:26

The North has made no secret of its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something President Donald Trump has vowed "won't happen". strategy of "brow-beating only weak countries which have no nukes. "The Secretary-General condemns the launch of another ballistic missile by the DPRK", Guterres's spokesman said in a statement.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:24

Erdogan threw cold water on the proposal in his statement at the White House, insisting that arming the YPG in Syria goes against global agreements. Mr Erdogan said his visit would "mark a historical turn of tide" and hailed "outstanding relations" between the nations.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:18

Pakistan clinched their first ever series win in the Caribbean when they beat West Indies in a thrilling finish to the third test in Dominica on Sunday, giving Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq a ideal retirement present. Thank you all, thank you very much", he concluded. Misbah has also been the oldest player to lead the Pakistani team. Misbah has played 75 Test matches so far, scoring 5222 runs and is now seventh on the list of Pakistan's highest Test run-getters.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:18

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and the USA ambassador to Mexico condemned Valdez's killing. The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ ) this month said " Mexico's press is caught in a deadly cycle of violence and impunity ".

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:16

Its up 7.63% from 152,000 shares previously. The SI to Patrick Industries's float is 3.99%. The stock decreased 0.91% or $0.3 on May 15, reaching $32.65. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with "Equal Weight" rating in Friday, August 5 report. Benchmark maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, January 11 report.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:12

The move has been criticized by defense attorneys and advocates as likely to crowd federal prisons and subject lower-level drug offenders to long mandatory minimum sentences they see as unfairly harsh. "Because millions and millions of people want to do drugs", he said. Back in February, Sessions suggested he and the DOJ will review marijuana policies.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:16

Aaron Baddeley (three-over) and Rod Pampling (four-over) both shot 72. He landed safely and two-putted from 45 feet, and then he smashed another drive down the middle of the 18th fairway. His rookie season on Tour was in 2013, but he made only eight starts because he did not turn 18 until June 28. Winners of a gold medal at either the Olympic or Asian Games means that an athlete does not have to serve in the military for their country but PGA Tour wins are not enough.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:11

North Korea's missile programme is progressing faster than expected, South Korea's defence minister said on Tuesday, hours after the UNSC demanded that the North halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests and condemned Sunday's test-launch.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:00

Susan Aitken reveals that she and her deputy, David McDonald, were in informal contact with COSLA ahead of the elections, and that further talks are now scheduled to put the reconciliation on a formal footing. As a result, the Tories increased their number of councillors in Moray from three to eight, while the SNP dropped from 11 to 9. Turnout was highest in the Western Isles at 56.1% while the lowest turnout was recorded in Glasgow, where 39% of voters came out to vote in the country's ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:57

The information the president discussed with the Russian officials in the Oval Office was classified as sensitive compartmented information - that is, concerning sensitive intelligence sources or methods - and it had been circulated among select top US intelligence and law enforcement officials for some time , spanning both the Obama and Trump administrations.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:48

USA crude was up 4 cents, or 0.1 percent, at $48.89 per barrel.Both benchmarks have risen more than $5 since hitting five-month lows 11 days ago. OPEC members agreed in November to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day for six months beginning from the start of the year in a bid to reduce the glut of oil supplies and shore up prices.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:48

All four will be interviewed by Sessions and Rosenstein, the two top officials in the Justice Department. The Justice Department interviewed eight candidates over the weekend, three of whom are current or former politicians and none of whom have the kind of nonpartisan support that Comey had when President Obama selected him in 2013.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:44

Democrats will also try to use a procedural maneuver to force a vote on legislation calling for an independent commission to investigate Russian election interference, although they're unlikely to prevail. I doubt if there are. Rogers, an ex-FBI agent and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has drawn the backing of the FBI Agents Association.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:41

The White House vigorously denied the report. Critics pointed out that the incident could complicate USA relationship with its key allies because US allies that have special intelligence-sharing relationship with the US would ask why Trump deemed it fit to share with the Russians sensitive intelligence that was being withheld from them.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:39

Heinze had reportedly beaten up the German tourist in the head with a hammer and repeatedly rammed her with his four-wheel drive as she tried to flee to seek help. "Yours is not the conduct of a civilised human being but an enraged and somewhat primitive man lacking any moral compass whatsoever", Justice Trish Kelly said in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:34

Patrick Baumann, the chair of the International Olympic Committee evaluation commission, said Sunday's discussions with Paris leaders focused exclusively on their project for 2024. Macron pushed the Paris Olympic bid with a visiting IOC delegation. Paris is also betting on the compactness of its plans to make the difference.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:30

The Sessions memo was largely crafted by Steven H. Cook, a federal prosecutor who was president of the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys and is now detailed to the Justice Department. The ACLU said the attorney general "is pushing federal prosecutors to reverse progress and repeat a failed experiment ". He suggests filing "the most serious, readily provable" charges with include substantial punishment and mandatory minimum sentences.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:24

South Korean media say the nation's new president will visit the White House late next month amid worries over North Korea's escalating progress in its nuclear and missile arsenal. Third, dialogue with North Korea is possible when the circumstances are right. The tentative agreement to hold the talks in Washington came in the wake of heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula following North Korea's repeated missile tests, the latest one carried out just last Sunday, and signs ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:26

A bylaw banning whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity has been approved by Vancouver's park board. The three cetaceans now at the aquarium, a Pacific white-sided dolphin, harbour porpoise and a false killer whale, will be allowed to stay in the Stanley Park tourist attraction but can not perform for public entertainment.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:23

The 25-year-old princess will become the first to get engaged among the four grandchildren of the emperor and Empress Michiko. Princess Mako, 25, is the elder daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko. She also studied at the University of Edinburgh in Britain as an exchange student for nine months. Imperial law only allows the throne to be passed to male heirs, of which there are only three: Crown Prince Naruhito, his younger brother Crown Prince Akishino, and Akishino's son, Prince ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:20

Pressed by reporters on Tuesday, National Security Adviser HR McMaster declined to say whether or not Mr Trump had shared classified information with the Russians . Whether his off-the-cuff intelligence sharing foray with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Kislyak was the right way to do it is highly debatable.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:19

Turkey considers the YPG terrorists due to their links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, that has been waging a three-decade insurgency inside Turkey. Though previous White House administrations have sought similar arrangements, the Trump administration made clear its intention to arm the Kurds, citing an effort to recapture key Syrian territory controlled by ISIS.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:18

Israel demanded an explanation from the White House Monday after a US official reportedly questioned the country's claim to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City. "It will advance the process because of the correction of the historic injustice and the smashing of the Palestinian fantasy of Jerusalem not being the capital of Israel", it said .

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:16

He promised he will work as a "mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator" to broker a deal between Israel and Palestine , and expressed hope that "there won't be such hatred for very long". The White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at his daily news conference that the two leaders discussed a wide range of issues. Abbas lavished Trump with praise for his leadership on the issue.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:12

Norm Eisen, the chief ethics lawyer in the Obama White House, characterized the president's tweet this morning as a possible crime. But it quickly became clear that the president had been stewing for days over the Russian Federation investigation and Comey's refusal to defend him in appearances before lawmakers.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:09

In a fine balancing act, India will host Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas next week before Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes to Israel in July. The Palestinian president is on a four day visit to India from May 14 to 17. He was then accorded the ceremonial guard of honour at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Modi also referred to a flagship Techno-park project India was undertaking in Ramallah and said particular emphasis was being laid on the areas of information technology, youth ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:09

USA soldiers patrol near the site of a U.S. bombing during an operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in the Achin district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on April 15, 2017. The Pentagon will ask the White House next week to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan to break the deadlocked fight against the Taleban, a senior official said Thursday.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:01

While the elections to the four municipal bodies in the Darjeeling hills was generally peaceful, the three towns in the plains saw sporadic violence, with Pujali in South 24-Parganas district bearing the brunt, police and district administration sources said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:04

Syrian Kurdish-led forces say they are carrying out mine-clearing operations at the country's largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. The US-led coalition said a first consignment of weapons was already in place for delivery and could be dispatched to the Kurds "very quickly". The SDF seeks to surround and isolate Raqqa, considered the IS capital, before launching an offensive to recapture the city, similar to what Iraqi security ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:02

In the auto with him was 21-year-old Julian Fyffe who was also hit, but did not sustain life-threatening injuries. Bridgeport, Connecticut, police are facing damning allegations after a report of a stolen auto turned into a deadly scene where a 15-year-old lay dead in the street for hours.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:01

Minutes earlier, Trump issued his thinly veiled threat to Comey, an extraordinary development in the ongoing feud between the President and the agencies investigating alleged ties between his campaign and Russian Federation. He later elaborated those conversations took place twice in phone calls and once at a private dinner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:02

The North has been working on a missile, mounted with a nuclear warhead, capable of striking the US mainland. "We consider that nuclear and missile tests are unacceptable", Putin said. North Korea test-launched what appears to be a long-range ballistic missile on Sunday, claiming that it can carry a "large nuclear warhead". The North's foreign ministry rejected the statement, saying it infringed on its right to self-defense, particularly as the missile was test-launched at a sharp angle to ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:59

The successful test Sunday highlighted the North's growing missile and nuclear threats. Haley previously indicated that new sanctions could target oil, a critical import for North Korea mainly from China, and she said Tuesday the US also wants sanctions on organizations and businesses in third countries that are helping Pyongyang.

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:53

He called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate. "We're not considering whose ox will be gored by this action or that action, whose fortunes will be helped by this or that - we just don't care and we can't care". US President Trump welcomed Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan at the White House, for their first face-to-face meeting.

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:45

United States Homeland Security chief John Kelly has not made a final decision on extending a ban on larger electronic devices on airplanes, but the department still believes an expansion is likely, a spokesman said on Tuesday. Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, this week cited the ban on electronics as one of the reasons for an 80 percent drop in profits past year.